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get volunteer credit for high school at ugive.org

UGive.org, a great new website for high schoolers seeking volunteer opportunities, offers a chance for you to earn hours by volunteering with Pedal Instead. Check out our profile to find out where we’ll be and come out for a day of bike parking to get school credit.

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osu football! | sep 2, 11, 18, 25; oct 9, 27; nov 13, 27

BuckeyeManIt’s BUCKEYE FOOTBALL SEASON and Buckeye Man wants YOU to bike to the games!!!!!!!! This year Pedal Instead will continue to serve all the home games at our usual spot, Woody Hayes & the bike path. You could hardly get any closer to the stadium, so leave your car behind and experience game day worry-free! Just ride down the path to our fenced corrall, we’ll park your bikes during the game for free, and you’ll find them safe when you’re ready to leave. Yep, it’s that simple.

To volunteer with us at any of the games, register online!

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market-to-market ride | oct 2

  • 300 bikes parked
  • 2,777.24 miles ridden*
  • 320 gallons fuel saved
  • 6,528 pounds greenhouse gasses prevented
  • 564.8 hours exercise

*Many cyclists included the bike ride in their mileage calculations; therefore, results for this event are not based exlusively on mileage to/from the event.

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upper arlington arts festival | sep 6

  • 187 bikes parked
  • 779 miles ridden
  • 37 gallons fuel saved
  • 751 pounds greenhouse gasses prevented
  • 65 hours exercise
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bike the cbus | sep 4

  • 90 bikes parked
  • 3486 miles ridden*
  • 164 gallons fuel saved
  • 3,358 pounds greenhouse gasses prevented
  • 290.5 hours exercise

*Many cyclists included the bike ride in their mileage calculations; therefore, results for this event are not based exlusively on mileage to/from the event.

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comfest | jun 25-27

  • ?? bikes parked
  • ?? miles ridden
  • ?? gallons fuel saved
  • ?? pounds greenhouse gasses prevented
  • ?? hours exercise

**Thanks to the ComFest Foundation for their $2,000 grant, with which we made an Energy Bike for nighttime bike-returning at the corral!**

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green fund grant awarded!

Pedal Instead is pleased to announce a $9,000 grant from our new partner, The Columbus Foundation’s Green Fund! This essential support will allow us to replace some of our decrepit equipment and better brand our service. We profusely thank the foundation for this generous support.

The Green Fund especially committed to bicycling safety, so check this site for plenty of reasons to always protect your noggin with a bike helmet!

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comfest grant awarded, for an energy bike!

energy bikeComFest Foundation again graced Pedal Instead with their generosity, granting us $2,000 to put towards an Energy Bike from the Ohio Energy Project. Pedalling these bicycles generates energy that can power light bulbs and other small appliances. Pedal Instead will use the bicycles to generate light for nighttime events — people will be able to take turns riding the bicycles all throughout the day so that when it’s dark our volunteers can see to return bikes to people more efficiently. Thanks much to ComFest for the opportunity, and to our friend Kurt Lehmkuhl for engineering our energy bike!

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2009 pedal instead statistics

  • 5,436 bikes
  • 43,109.52 miles ridden
  • 2,771 gallons fuel saved
  • 41,425 pounds co2 prevented
  • 2,849 pounds other emissions prevented
  • 5852.6 hours of exercise

The number of bikes we parked in 2009 was up 29% over the number in 2008! We keep on growing!

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